Curriculum Maps and Resources

   

The Wyoming Department of Education updates the Wyoming Content and Performance Standards every 9 years. This gives districts time for to revise their curriculum maps to align with the state standards as well as align resources to the maps. Districts are then able to use the curriculum maps and resources in classrooms. This cycle repeats to keep maps and resources current and teachers using them to help students achieve the standards. 
 
 

Curriculum Map Description

SCSD#1 curriculum maps are based on Wyoming Content and Performance Standards. The process of curriculum mapping follows a cycle of teacher questionnaires, teacher feedback and revisions by the SAC to produce a clear and comprehensive curriculum map teachers will use as a guide to classroom instruction.

Maps currently being revised will be in Draft form or In Progress. Completed maps will be in their Final form. Each subject area map contains a purpose statement, benchmarks, explanations, and standard references. An annotated page in each curriculum map explains each part of the map.

Science and Career & Technical Education will start the curriculum mapping process this year. Social Studies curriculum maps are currently in Draft form and will be continuing with the feedback/revision cycle. English Language Arts, Fine Arts, and Performing Arts are In Progress, meaning they are making final revisions after receiving feedback from teachers. Mathematics, Informational Literacy, Health/PE, and Foreign Language are in their Final  completed form.

Wyoming Content and Performance Standards

The Wyoming Content and Performance Standards serve several purposes. They articulate the set of expectations for what students should know and be able to do, enabling them to be prepared for college and career success, to live a life that contributes to the global community. These expectations are communicated to students, parents, educators and all other Wyoming stakeholders, and provide a common understanding among educators as to what students should learn at particular grade levels.

For information on specific standards, appendices, domains and clusters, and performance level descriptors see the WDE Content and Performance Standards webpage.

Social Skills & School Culture

The Stop and Think Social Skills Program contains role playing and group activities, this nationally recognized program addresses four developmental levels and helps students learn interpersonal, survival, problem-solving, and conflict resolution skills. This program is used with students in kindergarten through sixth grade.

For more information on the Stop and Think Social Skills Program visit Voyager Sopris Learning online.